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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

The First Family of Radio

When Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president in 1932, he and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt both used the new medium of radio to reach into American homes like never before. They rallied the nation to combat the Great Depression and fight fascism. The Roosevelts forged an uncommonly personal relationship with the people. This documentary explores how FDR and ER's use of radio revolutionized the way Americans relate to the White House and its occupants.

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Trips by*

Harlan Watson


Total cost of 6 trips: $9,501.03


Trips traveled under the office of Sherwood Boehlert

Destination: LA JOLLA, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: General Atomics
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TOUR OF GENERAL ATOMIC'S DOE-FUNDED PROGRAMS AND FACILITIES
Date: Jan 11, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,213.72
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Alfred P Sloan Foundation
Purpose: ATTEND THE FORUM ON TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION RETREAT FOR SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF-"TECHNOLOGY POLICY AND THE 107TH CONGRESS"
Date: Feb 21, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $350.58
source

Destination: CAMBRIGE, MA
Sponsor: Alfred P Sloan Foundation
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN THE MIT SEMINAR FOR SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF: "DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY"
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,404.20
source


Trips traveled under the office of F. James Sensenbrenner

Destination: GERMANY, NORWAY, AND FRANCE
Sponsor: Electric Vehicle Association of the Americas
Purpose: FACT-FINDING VISITS WITH A VARIETY OF AUTOMOBILE MANUFACTURERS; ELECTRIC UTILITIES; BATTERY MANUFACTURERS; GOVERNMENTAL OFFICIALS; AND MEMBERS OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMUNITY
Date: Jan 15, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $3,920.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TOUR OF DOE YUCCA MOUNTAIN PROJECT AND DOE NEVADA TEST SITE
Date: Feb 22, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $981.15
source

Destination: NEVADA AND UTAH
Sponsor: THE GOLD INSTITUTE AND NATIONAL MINING ASSOCIATION
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TOUR OF MINING AND REFINING SITES LOCATED IN NEVADA AND UTAH.
Date: May 30, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,631.38
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Harlan Watson.


American RadioWorks |
(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

The First Family of Radio

When Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president in 1932, he and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt both used the new medium of radio to reach into American homes like never before. They rallied the nation to combat the Great Depression and fight fascism. The Roosevelts forged an uncommonly personal relationship with the people. This documentary explores how FDR and ER's use of radio revolutionized the way Americans relate to the White House and its occupants.

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    The Utility of a PhD

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  • 11.10.14

    Radio: FDR’s ‘Natural Gift’

    President Franklin D. Roosevelt was a radio natural. He spoke in a confident, informal way, using simple words and phrases that were easy to grasp.
  • 11.12.14

    The Roosevelts as a political team

    Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt were not the first White House couple to act as political partners, but they were the first to do so in such a public fashion.
  • 11.10.14

    Radio: The Internet of the 1930s

    Some predicted radio would be a powerful force for democratizing information and spreading knowledge to a vast population previously separated by geography or income. But the new technology also raised anxieties.